Central Washington University Jazz Ensemble With Mentor Pianist Dawn Clement | KNKX

Central Washington University Jazz Ensemble With Mentor Pianist Dawn Clement

May 22, 2018

Students from Central Washington University and pianist Dawn Clement performed in our Seattle studios for a special School of Jazz performance.

Bassist Domi Edson arranged the first tune, a lively fun rendition of Chick Corea’s “Spain.” She said she has most of her ideas for arrangements at night when trying to fall asleep. It was fun watching Owen Evans, Ryan McKnight and Henry Sparks trading solos on the alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and trombone.

Next, they played “Dance A Little Mandezza” by Renee’ McClaine. Alto saxophonist Owen Evans did this arrangement. The group ended with a boozy bluesy rendition of “Driftin’” by Herbie Hancock with an arrangement for Domi Edson.